18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Buffalo
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Dusseldorf - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cleveland.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Cleveland — 3 nights

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Head to West Side Market and Campbells Popcorn Shopfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and A Christmas Story House. Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to Nickel Plate Beach (in Huron) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art and take a stroll through Gateway District.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and Ernest Hemingway Birthplacefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Field Museum, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, stroll through Millennium Park, and contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago route planner.

Fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Buffalo.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip

Buffalo — 4 nights

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niagara Falls and Niagara Jet Adventures. Take a break from the city and head to Cave of the Winds and Bridal Veil Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Buffalo side-trips: Niagara Power Project Visitors Center (in Lewiston), Niagara Falls Observation Tower (in Niagara Falls) and Rochester (George Eastman Museum & The Strong National Museum of Play). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, make a trip to Canalside, and take in the pleasant sights at Goat Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buffalo journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Buffalo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Buffalo is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Boston.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Boston — 3 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and then take a stroll through North End. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boston travel planner.

You can fly from Buffalo to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.